East Arkansas Community College

  • As an open-door, two-year institution of higher education, East Arkansas Community College's primary focus is a commitment to learning by educating and preparing students to become responsible citizens and contributing members of society.

School Highlights

East Arkansas Community College serves 1,350 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 36%.

Top Rankings

East Arkansas Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Arkansas for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 165 teachers has grown by 135% over five years.
East Arkansas Community College(AR) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty165 staff162 staff
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Student Body

The student population of East Arkansas Community College has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The East Arkansas Community College diversity score of 0.55 is equal to the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,350 students1,407 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio8:110:1
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# Full-Time Students535 students580 students
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# Part-Time Students815 students827 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
2%
10%
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% Black
42%
18%
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% White
52%
64%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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Diversity Score0.550.55
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College Completion Rate
30%
30%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,800$28,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,880 is less than the state average of $2,990. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,390 is less than the state average of $4,750. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,880$2,990
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,390$4,750
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid92%93%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,450$9,686
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,000$5,250
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The College is dedicated to promoting the intellectual and cultural advancement of the community and to fostering tolerance and mutual respect among its members by offering the human and physical resources of the College. Through these efforts and through its cooperation with other educational institutions, the College is an active partner in the economic and social progress of Eastern Arkansas. Our primary focus is providing students with information and tools to help them make good choices. Academic advisors work closely with students throughout their college stay to establish trust and cultivate long-term advisor-advisee relationships. Students can expect to receive advising that encompasses exploration of life goals; exploration of vocational goals; program and course choices; and scheduling courses. The Learning Resource Center opened in December of 2000. The 15,000 square foot building houses the EACC Library, the Business and Industry Training Center, Continuing and Community Education, Tech Prep, the Distance Learning Lab, the Multimedia Lab, two conference rooms, and two classrooms. EACC offers many opportunities for students to participate in music courses and activities.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to East Arkansas Community College is Arkansas State University Mid-South (31.6 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Arkansas public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,990 per year for in-state students and $4,750 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $12,649 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arkansas is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arkansas community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arkansas is Remington College-Little Rock Campus. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.